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4: Number of hitters in Friday's lineup who have a career OPS above .800 against Cincinnati starter Mike Leake: Harrison (1.067), Neil Walker (.946), Russell Martin (.863) and Jose Tabata (.838).

"Always looking for somebody to put up top to put in front of the guys that are hitting three and four. There is something also to be said: If I move him, how many other guys do I have to move? Who matches up in that spot? I kind of like the way all the other guys have set so far and the work they're doing." -- Hurdle, on placing Tabata second in the lineup on Friday

Stephen Pianovich is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.